A series of learning briefs that explore the extent to which PHE approaches increase family planning use in remote sites where biodiversity conservation is a priority, generate goodwill for conservation, and empower women. The briefs are a product of the Global Development Alliance project with WWF, Johnson & Johnson, and USAID.
This project aims to research natural human population growth (excluding migration) in some of WWF’s priority places, by identifying the current stage of demographic transition in each and key factors affecting prevailing fertility and mortality rates.
This case study, by consultant Nancy Diamond, demonstrates the application of a gender-integration tool that can be used by the conservation sector (called WWF Women’s Economic, Social, and Political Empowerment Tool or “WWESPE”), to the context of integrated population, health, environment (PHE) projects implemented by WWF-Nepal. The study focuses on the extent to which these WWF PHE projects contributed to women’s empowerment and/or conservation outcomes.
This case study is designed to help answer the question: How can the conservation community further contribute to meeting unmet need for family planning in order to reduce future pressure on natural resources and biodiversity and promote more sustainable livelihoods?
Conservation projects working in remote areas of outstanding biodiversity in developing countries often partner with local communities. This manual outlines an approach that integrates health and voluntary family planning into conservation projects, developing synergies that improve the health of both people and ecosystems.
Human migration poses huge challenges to conserving the Earth’s rich biodiversity, yet conservationists are often unsure about what steps, if any, they can take to reduce its negative impacts. Conservation International and World Wildlife Fund US undertook this review to explore the scope of negative impacts and possible interventions.